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Olympus Mju 840 digital camera

Dennis Hissink
PMA 2010 Report
Thursday 31st, January 2008
Posted by: Dennis Hissink

The latest addition to Olympus’ popular Mju series of digital cameras has it both: potency and style. Equipped with an impressive 5x optical zoom range, users can choose the power they want. The elegant Olympus Mju 840 makes it easy to capture distant subjects in full detail, and incorporates an extra large 6.9cm/2.7” HyperCrystal LCD. Topped off with features such as Dual Image Stabilisation and Face Detection Technology, this 8.0 Megapixel model is attention-grabber and sharpshooter in one. It catches the eye with a stylish metal body in a choice of Starry Silver, Midnight Black, Ocean Blue and Candy Pink. The Olympus Mju 840 will hit the shelves in February 2008.

Olympus Mju 840

Olympus Mju 840 - Super Macro function
For exciting extreme close-ups, a Super Macro function is there to bring stunning surface details to life. The Olympus Mju 840 incorporates illuminated buttons for improved navigation in low-light conditions as well as BrightCapture Technology for better shots in night-time situations and Face Detection Technology. As an alternative to still pictures, movie recording with sound is available. And to ensure better picture quality and faster performance, the TruePic III image processor is incorporated in the new Olympus Mju 840 digital compact camera.

Olympus Mju 840 - Features
• 5x optical zoom (to 36-180mm) for exciting close-ups
• 8.0 Megapixels to make poster-size prints
• 6.9cm/2.7" HyperCrystal LCD with extra bright display even in brilliant sunlight
• 20 scene modes for the best results in different situations
• Attractive metal body in a choice of four colours: Starry Silver, Midnight Black,
• Ocean Blue and Candy Pink
• Avoids blur thanks to Dual Image Stabilisation
• Face Detection Technology for perfectly focused and exposed faces
• Correct exposure of other image areas
• Better low light shooting thanks to BrightCapture Technology
• New in-camera panorama function
• Liven up your memories with movie recording with sound (VGA resolution 30fps)
• TruePic III image processor for faster image handling and higher image quality

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Olympus Mju 840 - BrightCapture Technology
A technology developed for better shooting results in low light situations. It works in two ways: i) All available pixel information from the image sensor is used to provide a view on the LCD that’s up to four times brighter than conventional types, to make framing easy even in dark surroundings. ii) In certain shooting modes sensitivity is increased (resolution is sometimes reduced), which results in well-exposed images with accurate colour reproduction, high contrast and definition, even when not using the flash. Scene modes that benefit from BrightCapture Technology include Candle, Night Scene and Available Light.

Olympus Mju840 - Dual Image Stabilisation
Providing two-fold protection, this special function helps to avoid image blur caused by camera shake or fast-moving subjects. It combines high ISO values with a CCD-based mechanical image stabiliser, where a built-in gyro sensor detects camera movement and adjusts the CCD accordingly.

Olympus Mju 840

Olympus Face Detection Technology
A technology that searches for faces in a composition and recognises them as the main subject. It then automatically puts them in focus and optimally adjusts exposure to create an image that’s sharp in the right places and ideally exposed.

Olympus Mju 840 camera - HyperCrystal
A high-grade, fully-transmissive technology used in LCDs, which employs an additional layer at the bottom of the LCD to reflect light from external light sources. This enhances the brightness of the LCD, so even in direct sunlight images are displayed sharply and improved contrast compared to that of conventional displays. Also, it provides for particularly wide viewing angles without glare or shadow, so images can be framed from a variety of angles and viewed by several people at once.

Olympus Mju camera - TruePic III image processor
Olympus’ newest-generation image processing engine. It automatically enhances important aspects of image quality including: Colour reproduction (colour range, saturation and brightness), picture sharpness (reduced image noise, improved edge reproduction), as well as providing faster processing speeds.

Olympus Mju 840

Other introduced Olympus digital cameras
• Olympus SP-570 UZ
• Olympus Mju 1030 SW
• Olympus Mju 850 SW
• Olympus Mju 1020
• Olympus Mju 1010
• Olympus Mju 840
• Olympus FE-350
• Olympus FE-340
• Olympus FE-310

Olympus Mju 840

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